Uncommon terrain

Garden Marlborough's star attraction

Australian gardening superstar Michael McCoy speaks to reporter Sonia O'Regan ahead of his appearance at Nelmac Garden Marlborough.

Surgeons under fire

DHB chief criticises region's surgeons for creating backlog by cherry-picking patients.

Tutor is latest forestry victim

A forestry tutor is in a serious condition after he was crushed by a tree he was felling while teaching a class yesterday.

Quality bottles success

wine exports Chloe Winter looks at NZ's wine export markets - where are they, how they developed and what the future holds.

PM in town on election trail

Prime Minister John Key is in Blenheim today as part of his election campaign.

Fluoridation unlikely - mayor

Marlborough will not be getting fluoridated water any time soon, mayor says. | Case is clear for fluoride

Contestants put skills to the test

Viticulturists Five of the country's top young viticulturists are vying for the title of Young Viticulturist of the Year 2014 in Blenheim this week.

Woman stole $78,000 in benefits

Kaikoura woman sentenced after admitting fraudulent benefit claims.

Vine land running out

Nelsonians less likely to visit ED

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Marae to double in size

A $600,000 expansion of Canvastown's Te Hora Marae will more than double its maximum capacity.

Clubmates duel for semis spot

 Karl and Robbie Manson Semifinal positions look to be set after Harlequins Radich Law defeated clubmates Harlequins Fairweathers last night.

Makos' big moment at Eden Park

This year's Makos are all about creating history and we have a great chance to do just that in Auckland on Sunday.

Weekly golf notes

MGC are Supernet winners

 Karl and Robbie Manson

Nervous wait for rowers

The trio of Marlborough rowers at the world championships in the Netherlands face a couple of nervous sleeps before they tackle the semifinals later this week.

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Meat makes the cut

Simon Fell Have you ever wondered how meat cuts acquired their names? Some are confusing and controversial.

Giving beer the sommelier treatment

Regular readers of this column will know I have a pretty low opinion of the selection of beers offered by most restaurants.

Easy drinking

Winning Kiwi

Tussock Run

Fun run funds computers

More than 380 people laced up their shoes for the annual Tussock Run to raise money for Seddon School.

Kia ora ... and welcome

Monet-Mei Clarke There's an ugly little acronym, Fifo. Fit in or ...

Figure it out

Household disposable incomes rose 7.1 per cent last year. Notice this at your place, did you?

Rock star economy out of tune

Sustainability hub needed


All-clear for fluoride

The science, whether or not the clamorous minority likes it, is clear. Fluoridation's safe.

Law firms see perks in teaming up

Construction is under way at Blenheim law firm Wain & Naysmith to make way for five new staff members as it prepares to absorb fellow firm Crichton Loach Lawyers.

Smaller regions need help: Joyce

It is important that government agencies help export businesses in smaller regional economies such as Marlborough, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says

Help yourself ... to a theft charge

Top of the South economy falters


Renaissance hits target

As well as winning beer award, Renaissance Brewery raises over half a million dollars through crowdfunding.


Sports draws

Weekly sports draws around Marlborough from August 12.

Community calendar

A round-up of community events for the week ahead.

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Weekly arts diary

Art. Theatre, Workshops and Performances in Marlborough this week.

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Youth to get jazzy

Sponsored content by Marlborough 4 Fun - the 2014 Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival begins August 6.

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